The Sisal plant can thrive in drought conditions and in rough land with very little nutrition. For example, in 100 years of commercial sisal growing in Tanzania there has not been a year when there was a drought to kill sisal plants.
It has very few diseases which in most cases does not need any pesticides. It helps to stop soil erosion and captures moisture from the atmosphere. It can be planted any time of the year and harvested throughout the year. It even survives fire. There are very few commercially grown plants in the world with these qualities.
Sisal carpet and rugs are made from the fibers of a cactus plant native to Africa and Brazil. These fibers are cut, dried and treated to produce twine that can then be woven into rugs. Just like hemp and coir, sisal provides durability that most manmade materials can’t match. Because of its durability, sisal doesn’t show the wear patterns common in wall-to-wall carpeting.
Sisal carpet is growing in popularity in Calgary AB because of its rustic look and its earth-friendliness. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Calgary AB help you find a sisal carpet that’s just right for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.
Also consider that Sisal carpet:
- Resists most stains – does not require any harmful chemical treatments
- Repels dust and static electricity
- Absorbs sound better than other carpeting material
- Resists flame
- Has the ability to be combined with other natural fibers such as wool or sea grass
- Is prone to water stain – should not be used in areas of high humidity
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